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Here is a list of details about the Poor Law. You must decide whether they are about the Old Poor Law before 1834, or the New Poor Law after 1834. Use the radio buttons below to make your selection and when you're finished, press submit for your result.

 
 
Workhouses could be built by parishes.
 
Before After
  Parishes would be grouped together to form unions. Before After
  Union Workhouses had to be built. Before After
  OUtdoor relief was widespread. Before After
 
Local employers could use the poor as cheap labour.
 
Before After
 
The principle of less-eligibilty was enforced.
 
Before After
  Weekly payments could be adjusted according to the price of bread. Before After